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Another Land Rush in Lubbock

Arkansas ran for 438 yards against Texas Tech. TCU ran for 305 against the Red Raiders. Texas-El Paso ran for 268. West Virginia went for 249, Kansas State 245 and Texas 241.

Texas Tech ranks 122nd out of 124 major-college teams in run defense, giving up 245.6 yards per game.

And now Oklahoma is coming to town, awfully mad.

Nothing the Sooners do in Lubbock will make up for the flogging they took at the hands of Baylor last Saturday, when the Bears whipped OU 48-14 and it could have been worse.

But everyone in Soonerville is likely to feel a little better after the OU runs up and down the field on the Red Raiders. OU is averaging 225 yards rushing a game, just 5.9 yards a game behind Big 12 leader Baylor. In conference play, OU ranks No. 1, at 239.2 yards per game. Tech is allowing 221.0 yards rushing per game in conference play.

Shouldn’t surprise anyone if the Sooners run like they did at Iowa State, when the Cyclones allowed 510 yards. The Sooners are back to a loaded stable of tailbacks. Samaje Perine is third in the Big 12 in rushing, at 87.6 yards per game. Alex Ross has found his groove and gained 300 yards on 27 carries the last three games. And Keith Ford returned last week against Baylor and gained 40 yards on eight carries after missing five games.

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